Nanshoku: Homosexuality in Samurai Japan

The History of Gay Sex

17-07-2021 • 44 mins

In this episode we discuss Nanshoku or "Male Color" as it is translated from Japanese. Nanshoku was the word for same-sex sex in Japan between 1500-1860s and was heavily centered in Japan's urban centers. Together we will explore a society and culture where unfettered homosexuality was not only widely tolerated but also widely practiced.

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